INTERNATIONAL

IARC verdicts on diesel and gasoline engine exhausts, and ten nitroarenes
WHO considers pharmaceuticals in drinking water
Summary and conclusions now available from JECFA’s 76th meeting
Toxicological monographs from JMPR

EUROPEAN UNION

REACH
…Public consultation on proposed inclusion of new substances in the Authorisation List
…ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopts opinions on five chemicals
…Six proposals for harmonised classification and labelling
…Public consultation on reproductive toxicity of epoxiconazole
…Other items of interest
Europe discusses the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC).
  Opinions from the non-food Scientific Committees of the European Commission…
…and EFSA
Health effects of copper reviewed for EFSA
EFSA opinions on genetically modified soybean and maize
More Flavouring Group Evaluations available from EFSA
EFSA conclusions on plant protection products
Abamectin evaluated by EC Environment
More Community herbal monographs and public statements from ‘EMEA’
SCCS opinions on cosmetics ingredients
SCCS evaluation of nitrosamines in cosmetics and balloons
Guidance on nanomaterial risk assessment from SCCS
More Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) toxicity reviews from SCOEL
ECETOC workshop report on epigenetics now available
DECOS carcinogenicity verdict on acetaldehyde, tetrahydrofuran and trichloroacetic acid
BfR assesses risks of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC)
Developmental toxicity and mixture of pesticides – report from the Danish EPA
Danish assessment of silver nanoparticles in clothes
Tattoo inks assessed by the Danish Ministry of the Environment
Genetically modified oilseed rape evaluated by VKM
Pymetrozine and proquinazid – two biocide active substances evaluated by VKM
KemI discusses bisphenol A alternatives
Nanomaterials

UNITED KINGDOM

COC News

UNITED STATES

US EPA finalises report on leukaemia-inducing chemicals
Draft EPA IRIS toxicological review of trimethylbenzenes (TMBs)
EPA air quality standards – draft human health and welfare assessments of ozone…
US NTP finalises toxicology and carcinogenesis study reports on styrene-acrylonitrile trimer…
…and acrylamide
FDA GRAS status for several food ingredients
OEHHA proposes maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for sulphur dioxide

REST OF THE WORLD  

Canadian risk assessment of manganese
Toxicity evaluation of ametoctradin by APVMA
More full public reports from NICNAS

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